In the first session, I will explain the terms and conditions around your counselling sessions. I will also carry out an initial assessment to help me to understand how your problems are impacting on you. 

If our sessions are face to face I will also explain the Covid risk assessment I have in place and how this will impact on your sessions.

If we are meeting online we will discuss how to deal with unforeseen technology failure.

I will ask you to tell me briefly about what has brought you to counselling. There is no right way to do this. You can go at your own pace and start wherever feels comfortable for you. I will listen and check to make sure that I have fully understood. 

We will discuss what it is that you want to get from your counselling sessions and how I can help you achieve this.

If you decide that you would like to work with me we will enter into a counselling agreement and book your next session. 

Psychology Patient